Add preferences as a synonym of settings.
5Hm. Do you think these tags are useful at all? I'm inclined to have them removed entirely.– slhckJul 30, 2012 at 9:48
I merged preferences into settings. The latter is part of the Super User mid 2012 tag/question cleanup anyway. So this is a great chance to get them all cleaned up together.
I did not create a synonym.
I disagree with the synonymization, because I see a distinct difference between a preference and a setting.
A preference is tied to a personal choice, a setting is not
However, I feel like both tags serve little purpose and should be removed.
They convey so little information or meaning in our context that I would not even propose a replacement. Maybe something in the area of configuration.
There is also these guys:
1While I agree with your quoted line, the tag as written, "Preferences", would be my first choice concerning the OSX Preference Panes. A quick search and cursory browsing of the questions tagged with "Preferences" seems to concur. It that sense, I could certainly see the similarity with settings, but in this particular regard, I might suggest that closer match would be "control-panel"– JoshPJul 30, 2012 at 18:54
2also, the "settings" for mac applications are reached through the "preferences" menu item.– JoshPJul 30, 2012 at 19:09
3Isn't nvidia-settings a program? Aug 1, 2012 at 7:09
1@Mechanicalsnail: Great catch! packages.debian.org/squeeze/nvidia-settings Aug 1, 2012 at 9:19
What about the tag word: [options] ? aren't these also settings related?– SaarikoAug 9, 2012 at 13:26
@Saariko: Yes, another target :) Thanks, I added it to the list for now. Aug 9, 2012 at 16:57